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Updated - Toddler Swim Tube

by rebecah Posted 29th Jul 2008 at 1:27 AM - Updated 23rd Apr 2009 at 5:11 PM by rebecah : Updated for Free Time
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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Updated April 23, 2009 - Sorry one more update to add an option to animate the tube without a toddled in it. I also found I'd made a mistake in the base game version.

Updated April 22, 2009 - Both versions now have an animated swim tube. I've also made several coding changes to both versions make the items work better. Please redownload and delete you old mesh files. There were no changes made to the recolor files so it is not necessary to redownload those.

Updated January 14, 2009 - Added Free Time Version to allow toddler to gain a small amount of enthusiasm for fitness, they will also gain actual fitness while playing in the tube.

Don't you just hate how EA left the toddlers out of so many activities? With this Swim Tube they can now enjoy the pool! Finally!

It has taken me quite sometime to get working, but it's pretty close to what Dragon_Slave and I wanted. My friend Dragon_Slave, requested this swim tube and came up with the idea to clone the highchair, we both had our doubts as to whether it would work or not. I tried a couple of other options but I did find the highchair worked the best.

Thanks Dragon_Slave for this great idea and all her help!

The toddler animations are my manual edit to the puddle splash for the arm movements, facial expressions, and effects, with some tweaking. The leg movements are from the idle in highchair animations. Thanks to Wes for his great plugins.

I tired to create my own animations, but the toddler legs just do not work good at all using MilkShape. Personally I think the toddler leg amimations are the hardest to get, they look great in MilkShape, but do 360° flips in game. I think mainly because I have so much trouble figuring out the stack item, it's something that really difficult for me to grasp, for some reason. I finally gave up on that idea. If anyone knows of a good tutorial explaining the stack items please let me know. I have read Echo's which is very good but I still don't quite get it, for multiple stack items.

Toddlers gain fun and body skills. It is found with Toddler Items (general/child) for $10.

Important:
You must place the swim tube in a tile at the very edge of the pool in order for adults to drop the toddler in it.

You Tube video Click Here to view

I've included a few recolors in the second file.

Enjoy!

Be sure to download fakepeeps7 adorable swimwear for toddlers http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...d=1#post2001633



Note: I have tested this with only base game installed and adults do not place the infants in the tube. I'm not sure what EP you might need to place Toddlers in, I'm thinking maybe Seasons because the pool walls changed with that EP. The tube can however be placed in the pool for decoration with the base game.


Polygon Counts:
Poly Count: 988

Additional Credits:
Dragon Slave for the whole idea. Everyone that contributes to this whole process. Fakepeeps7 for the adorable toddler outfit my toddler is wearing.

Style: Childrens
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BecksPoolSwimTube-Mesh.zip | Base Game Version Mesh Only

Size: 121.9 KB · Downloads: 40,637 · 23rd Apr 2009
121.9 KB 40,637 23rd Apr 2009
BecksPoolSwimTubeFTEP.zip | Free Time or Higher Required Mesh Only

Size: 122.1 KB · Downloads: 46,268 · 7th Mar 2009
122.1 KB 46,268 7th Mar 2009
BecksPoolSwimTubeRecolors.zip | Recolors Only

Size: 481.0 KB · Downloads: 78,026 · 29th Jul 2008
481.0 KB 78,026 29th Jul 2008
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Test Subject
#76 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 8:52 PM
hello, very nice, but I have 1 small problem, when my toddler in that band stitch she always back off (it remains 1 in the second band), why is this? xxx
Scholar
Original Poster
#77 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 2:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ikbenjulie
hello, very nice, but I have 1 small problem, when my toddler in that band stitch she always back off (it remains 1 in the second band), why is this? xxx


Sorry but I have no clue as to what you are asking here. What is a band stitch?
Test Subject
#78 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 2:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rebecah
Sorry but I have no clue as to what you are asking here. What is a band stitch?


Oh sorry I mean that my toddler in the swimtube sit down, but it is always returned from!!!
Scholar
Original Poster
#79 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 3:57 PM Last edited by rebecah : 23rd Apr 2009 at 5:51 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ikbenjulie
Oh sorry I mean that my toddler in the swimtube sit down, but it is always returned from!!!


Do you mean the toddler pops out of the swim tube? Be sure the swim tube is not in animation mode when you place the toddler in, it you are using the Free Time Version. I also suggest you the the base game version, the tube does not animate and should work better for you. I will double check the FT version today, I think I was working on a change for that and haven't updated it yet.

I have posted updated mesh files.
Instructor
#80 Old 2nd May 2009 at 8:07 AM
Actually, the swim tube doesn't need Seasons to work. It works fine in my configuration (Uni, NL, and FFS):
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v...er_tube_ffs.jpg

If I had to make a guess as to which EP it requires to work, I would say NL, since that EP adds the diagonal pool tool. If you wish, though, I can test it further using AnyGameStarter to find out what EP it needs. I'm a bored slacker of a high school student, so I have plenty of time.
Scholar
Original Poster
#81 Old 5th May 2009 at 3:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wild Missingno
Actually, the swim tube doesn't need Seasons to work. It works fine in my configuration (Uni, NL, and FFS):
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v...er_tube_ffs.jpg

If I had to make a guess as to which EP it requires to work, I would say NL, since that EP adds the diagonal pool tool. If you wish, though, I can test it further using AnyGameStarter to find out what EP it needs. I'm a bored slacker of a high school student, so I have plenty of time.


Thanks Wild Missingno, if you got the AnyGameStarter to work for you I'd sure appreciate it if you would check this. Thanks very much!
Instructor
#82 Old 9th May 2009 at 1:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rebecah
Thanks Wild Missingno, if you got the AnyGameStarter to work for you I'd sure appreciate it if you would check this. Thanks very much!

Hey, no problem.

Anyhow, it looks as if we were both wrong. It does seem to work in the base game, though it does require a pool ladder:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v...r_tube_base.jpg
Test Subject
#83 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 1:14 PM
Incredible job !!! Thanks !!!
Lab Assistant
#84 Old 12th Jul 2009 at 9:01 AM
Awww so cute. I downloaded your 'Toddler benches' and the 'rideable ladybug' so I hope this will be just as good :D
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 12th Jul 2009 at 5:06 PM
thxs, this is great! i would never of thought of makin something like this for toddlers, well i might of thought but wouldn't of known where to start making something like this...

accept no imitations
music is 4 life
did i forget to mention i make no sense to anyone?
xxx
Test Subject
#86 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 7:08 PM
finally a reason for toddlers to have swimwear, it seemed kinda pointless before I found this. thanks
Test Subject
#87 Old 9th Aug 2009 at 11:12 AM
Wow this is nice thank you.

But I would really like to know, how do you make the reflection on the pool? I know it works for the sims2 seasons but I can't find it in the build mode under the pool option
Test Subject
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Lab Assistant
#88 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 11:57 PM
confirmation: seasons is need for them to put the toddlers in the tube. but they do not move. is this normal?
Test Subject
#89 Old 19th Sep 2009 at 7:12 PM
My fav of all your amazing creations.
Test Subject
#90 Old 26th Sep 2009 at 2:41 PM
didnt show up in game?!

i want the swim tube + i downloaded everything on the download list
plz help i want to play with the tube
Test Subject
#91 Old 1st Feb 2010 at 2:02 AM
did soo great rebecah ur mods r thee best thx sooooooooooo much for making this
Test Subject
#92 Old 15th Feb 2010 at 5:38 AM
awesome
Test Subject
#93 Old 18th Feb 2010 at 5:39 PM
You Are An Absolute Genious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Test Subject
#94 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 7:22 PM
Wow. Thanks, this is really amazing. I've seen this in movies and always wanted it. Except when I first got sims 2 [About 2 years ago] MTS2 never used to work. Thanks for making this. Bye.
Test Subject
#95 Old 4th May 2010 at 1:58 PM
Oh I owe you so much! This is so CUTE! My Sim is pregnant and Winter is just getting over, with Summer on the way, this is going to be PERFECT! Thank you! <3
Test Subject
#96 Old 18th Jun 2010 at 9:16 PM
I just installed my first set of toddler swimsuits and I am finding so many neat, new toddler items =) This one has got to be one of the best ones. Gonna install it now thank you =)
Field Researcher
#97 Old 10th Jul 2010 at 11:16 PM
You are so good
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#99 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 1:43 AM
Awesome job! I love them
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